Seeking Japan


Many are fascinated by the Japanese culture and traditions. Origami. Bamboo forests. Zen and karaoke. Roles and hierarchy. People getting 100 years old. Lots of fish, seaweed, rice. Varnsih andceramics. Black, red, white.



Which of my cliches are true, which are false friends? Who is Japan? A trip to Osaka and Kyoto didn’t brought clearity but disillusion. I went to a place drawn by lines, colours and patterns I failed to comprehend. Occident in Levant. Japan: It stays unreaveld, far and beautifully masked.

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